3 July 2013 — Greenbank Environmental has made carbon farming history by completing the first successful trade of Australian Carbon Credit Units created by a piggery under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

“I am as happy as a pig in mud to make carbon farming history,” said Fiona O’Hehir, chief executive of Greenbank Environmental.

“We believe in carbon farming. It’s good for farmers and it’s good for our climate. This project will reduce the farm’s power bills, cut greenhouse emissions from methane and create ongoing revenue streams for these hardworking farmers.”

The project involves Blantyre Farm in Young, southeast New South Wales, turning manure into carbon credits by capturing methane at the point of release and turning it into renewable electricity, destroying the methane in the process.